The Design Build Process and Mixology

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than a refreshing, delicious cocktail in hand. So, while summer is still in full swing, let’s talk about what goes into curating that perfect drink! Believe it or not, the art of mixology can be closely linked to the design build process.

When creating the ideal cocktail, you’ll need the following:

1. Appropriate Glassware

To set the groundwork for your custom creation, you must be mindful of the type of glassware you’re going to use. Whether it be a wine goblet, chilled martini glass or copper mug, your glass of choice should complement and best serve what goes inside.

When it comes to home remodeling, glassware can be compared to architecture. Your home’s existing architecture sets the groundwork for design solutions just as appropriate glassware does for a drink! There are glass shapes appropriate for specific recipes, and certain architecture that complements specific design styles. You may be drawn to the mid-century modern look, but is that the most thoughtful design solution to complement your home’s traditional cape cod aesthetic?

2. Proper Tools

When it comes to any activity, having an efficient toolset is crucial. Crafting the perfect cocktail is no different, and the quality/taste of your drink will thank you for paying attention to the gadgets you use. So, whether you are blending, zesting, squeezing or muddling, make sure you’re equipped with the appropriate mixology tools.

Let’s apply this to home remodeling: proper tools = a qualified team of professionals. The team of experts you hire is as essential to the outcome of your project as the right bar gadgets are to your custom cocktail. Just like different tools are designed for specific tasks and have unique purposes, different firms are made up of professionals with unique expertise. It’s important to be sure that your chosen remodeler is well-equipped and suits the individual needs of your project.

3. Correct Ingredients

There’s a reason that salted rim only works on your margarita and not your cosmopolitan! The right combination of high-quality ingredients work together to deliver an exceptional cocktail that looks just as good as it tastes.

Just like your favorite cocktail, the result of your remodeling project should be custom and personal. Different flavors either complement or contrast one another, and the same is true for the design elements that make up a home. Using the appropriate combination of likes, wants, requirements, and budgeting will ensure a quality product in the end.

Overall, the perfect cocktail and top-notch remodeling projects are both all about the appropriate combination of the right tools and ingredients.

Who knew the processes of home design and mixology could be so similar?

PS – If you have a favorite cocktail recipe, send it to [email protected] to be included in our 35th Anniversary Cookbook!